Council partners with organizations which are most effective at delivering initiatives and meeting the stated objectives. That said, Council continues to seek additional partners who, like Council, are focused on taking action and moving forward collaboratively to achieve measurable results. For example:
Foster innovation that will increase value and create jobs
One of the main barriers to new product or building system development has been the lack of risk capital available within the industry. This is particularly true in the current economic environment where individual companies, particularly public ones, are unable to risk any budgets on the pursuit of new products or systems. Similarly, associations do not have sufficient resources in reserve to provide these services to the industry. As such, products or building systems which have shown significant potential in other markets are not properly evaluated and developed for the North American market.
One such example is the “cross laminated timber” technology. The BSLC supports the efforts of the Canadian Wood Council, American Wood Council and others in pursuing this unique and innovative building technology.